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Source: Rolex Signs Tennis Player Grigor Dimitrov As Endorser

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 01 / 14

Rolex has signed Grigor Dimitrov to an endorsement contract, a source said. The deal is expected to be announced next week in China when the Rolex Shanghai Masters starts. Rolex, which could not immediately be reached for comment, plans to use Dimitrov in global advertising. The deal, the source...

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